According to the United Nations, access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is essential to eradicate poverty. Around the world, 733 million people still do not have access to electricity, including around 570 million in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet the mobile phone market continues to grow in Africa with the arrival of low-cost smartphones.
As a result, today, there are more people who have a mobile phone than people who have access to electricity.
Now, in most rural or peri-urban African settings, users charge their phones at kiosks away from home.
These kiosks are powered by polluting generators, often broken down and expensive (150 to 200 FCFA – 0.23 to 0.31 euros – per mobile phone charge). Moreover, this solution wastes a lot of users’ time because they have to travel several kilometres and, if they are lucky enough to find a viable kiosk, wait there.
Other solutions exist to meet the priority needs such as lighting and phone charging, but they are not optimal.
Unfortunately, these solutions only cover part of the needs. Today, these are increasing and a general solution must be found.
Batrica (Powered by MOPO) offers to install solar offgrid stations to provide an energy solution to populations that do not have access to electricity.
Every station consists of 300 Lithium-Ion batteries of 50 Wh each. The batteries are charged by solar energy and, once full, rented without obligation to users for 24 hours. Batrica is responsible for investment, maintenance and distribution.
A non-biding, competitive and quality offgrid service to meet the needs of households and businesses
MEETS A MULTIPLE NEED: MOBILE PHONE charging, LIGHTING AND supply of VARIOUS CONSUMPTION items
Local job creation
end-of-life product management
Proximity: the battery is delivered at home
How does it work?
The batteries are charged at the station and powered by solar energy.
Charged batteries are distributed by agents, locally or via a network of distribution agents.
Customers pay the agent in cash or mobile payment
Customers use the battery during the rental period (24h). After this time, the battery locks and stops providing power.
An agent collects the battery to recharge it and resume a cycle of use.
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Batrica a répondu à l'appel d'offres de la région Hauts-de-France "Acteurs de l'Energie pour l'Afrique" visant à apporter un accompagnement financier aux projets d’accès à l’énergie durable sur le continent africain. Avec 4 autres projets, Batrica est lauréat de l'édition 2022 !